Established in 2010, Rail Interiors Solutions is a consortium of five companies offering vehicle interior products and services to the rail industry, including floor coverings, seating, soft furnishings and vertical surface finishes. The group consists of rail interiors experts from each company who work together to simplify the project process for the customer.Unique of its kind, Rail Interiors Solutions is an alternative one-stop shop for every stage of a rail project, from certification and specification to design, logistics and execution, diminishing management issues for both rail operators and maintenance suppliers. RIS offers a cost effective, flexible turn-key solution, delivering the full interior package in one place.
“We are a collective of like-minded companies in an informal association who support each other and work collaboratively to satisfy the customer’s project needs and requirements.” says Gordon Simpson, Senior Sales Executive at Replin. The group was initiated in 2010 after its first success working together on the renowned Meridian 222 project for East Midlands Trains.
Rail Interiors Solutions’ first collaborative success, the East Midlands Trains Meridian 222, 2010
The RIS team at one of their biannual meetings.
The UK-based consortium will exhibit together at the world renowned transportation exhibition, Innotrans in Berlin this year. The rail interiors consortium are collaborating with PriestmanGoode on the stand to showcase new ideas and innovative design concepts in rail vehicle interior fit-out and refurbishment. A whisky tasting event will be held at the stand on one of the evenings where visitors can learn more about the distilled beverage from an expert as well as enjoying a taste of various kinds.
The RIS group enjoyed a great show at Innotrans in 2014 and are looking forward to an even better one in September.
The group is supported by Scottish Enterprise and is made up of the following organisations:
Founded in 1980, TRANSCAL are an interior design and engineering group that design, manufacture and install interior trim and soft furnishings to the transportation industry, along with a range of fully compliant seats for the Rail and Aviation markets.
Forbo Flooring offers the widest range of certified floor coverings in the rail industry, including entrance systems, linoleum flooring, textile carpets and flocked floor coverings in an array of designs and colour ways.
Muirhead is the UK’s only manufacturer of Rail Industry Compliant Leather, supplying light-weight, low-carbon, genuine leather to rail projects around the world.
Replin designs and manufactures supreme quality fabrics for seating, curtains and vertical surfaces for national and international rail and aviation projects, to enhance the passenger travel experience.
Novograf supplies a wide range of fire rated protective finishes to the rail industry, including wall panels, table tops and other vertical surfaces.
To find out more about how Rail Interiors Solutions can support your project, please contact them here.